I have a 2013 Chevy Traverse never had much problems at all with it. I drove it today and it shut off with an issue with the battery, I knew right away that it was the alternator. I had it checked out and it is the alternator, I purchased a new one. With the very cold temperature and me being on my way home from the doctor already, I plan on doing this tomorrow morning, my problem is that its parked in a parking lot. Do I need to take the passenger side tire off , and the wheel well as to better be able to get to the alternator and the tension pulley?

Asked by Nov 12, 2019 at 07:03 PM about the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse LS FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2013 Chevy Traverse never had much problems at all with it. I drove
it today and it shut off with an issue with the battery, I knew right away that it
was the alternator. I had it checked out and it is the alternator, I purchased a
new one. With the very cold temperature and me being on my way home
from the doctor already, I plan on doing this tomorrow morning, my problem
is that its parked in a parking lot. Do I need to take the passenger side tire off
, and the wheel well as to better be able to get to the alternator and the
tension pulley?

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It is possible to remove it with the tire on but removing the tire will give more room to work. Be sure to disconnect the positive cable from the battery. Also make sure the battery is fully charged. A weak battery can damage your new alternator.

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